Preservation Louisville hosts the Hands On History educational workshop series, designed to give participants an in-depth look at various preservation techniques and methods of maintaining and restoring historic buildings. Throughout the series, participants will learn practical, hands-on techniques for working with original materials and finishes to maintain, restore and preserve historic elements.


Upcoming Workshop

Historic Paint: Colors & Techniques

*Date Change*

Saturday, March 28th


631 S. 5th Street

Registration: $30

$20 for Preservation Louisville Members please email info@preservationlouisville.org




Does Your Historic Home Need a Facelift? 

Give Your Home a Spring Makeover!

Experts will be discussing the proper handling and removal of lead paint that is commonly found on historic properties. This session of Hands on History will explore the methods, techniques and traditional paint colors found on historic buildings. Experts will also be discussing the proper handling and removal of lead paint that is commonly found on historic properties.
  • +Color design principles and tips
  • +Removing old paint SAFELY
  • +Wood restoration
  • +Preparing for paint
  • +Paint - there's not much to say here ... the hard work is the planning and surface preparation


Upcoming Workshop

Let's Get Plastered!

Saturday, April 11th





Maintaining and repairing the plaster in our historic homes can be a challenge, but this workshop will leave you confident to tackle your biggest plaster problems. The workshop will focus on plaster walls as well as ornamental plaster. With over four generations of plaster experience, Tom Schnurr of Julius Schnurr & Sons will be here to discuss everything from mending cracks, to restoring damaged plaster in your older home.


Workshops are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 1-4 pm, September through April at The Brennan House Historic Home, 631 S. 5th St..  The registration fee is $20 for Preservation Louisville Members or $30 for non members. 

Historic Preservation Tax Credit Workshops

Do you live in or maintain a old home?
Do you have historic restoration projects in your future?
Do you know about the KY Historic Preservation tax credit?

Preservation Louisville, Inc. is co-sponsoring Historic Preservation Tax Credit Workshops.  These workshops will be held quarterly and meant to help property owner learn how to utilize the historic preservation tax credit.  Preservation Louisville along with the Kentucky Heritage Council will work with the workshop participants on how to properly finish the three part application for the historic preservation tax credit.

Upcoming Workshop:

April 11, 2015


Registration Fee
$20- for Preservation Louisville Members
$30- for Non-Members

WHEN: Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: The Brennan House Historic Home
631 South Fifth Street




Led by, Mr. Joe Pierson, Historic Preservation Tax Credit Consultant with Pinion Advisors. Mr. Pierson will share with participants his in-depth knowledge of qualifying and applying for Federal and State Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits that can equal up to 30% of their rehabilitation project's cost. He will also provide one-on-one assistance with questions they may have about rehabilitating their historic commercial building or home utilizing the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation.


Give-A-DayBrennan House

Preservation Louisville is looking for approximately 20-30 volunteers as part of Mayor Fischer's Give-A-Day program. It's time to "Beautify The Brennan House" and we need to help with some indoor and outdoor spring maintenance projects that are ongoing/seasonal. Volunteers will complete projects on Sunday April 19th from 2-5pm at The Brennan House Historic Home, 631 S. 5th St. Preservation Louisville staff will be present to assist volunteers, along with two landscaping and gardening experts! Snacks will be provided and if you have any gardening tools we encourage you to bring them with you.

Work to be completed will include:

  • Trimming shrubs, bushes, trees
  • Planting flowers
  • Mulching and weeding flower beds
  • Painting: exterior & interior
  • Window washing: exterior & interior
  • Paste waxing interior wood


Roadshow at BH


Oaks Day Brunch


Prosperity through Preservation

During 2015, we hope to help more people Save Places That Matter! We want to organize more events, host more workshops, continue to grow our Save Our Shotguns program and build our impact on our community. We simply can't do all of this without your help! Preservation Louisville is a small non-profit and your tax-deductible donation will make a major impact on our work.

We realize that preserving this architectural heritage is what makes Louisville so attractive and unique. Wouldn't you like to say you had a part in preserving Louisville's past and promoting its future? Help us out with a tax-deductible donation to Preservation Louisville. Your donation will make a difference and help us preserve our city's history!


Shop & Support Preservation!

Preservation Louisville is participating in an new program through

Amazon called Amazon Smile. Every time you make a purchase

through Amazon, Preservation Louisville will receive 0.5% of the

purchase price in donations, at a no additional cost to you! 


Swipe your Kroger Plus Card and

Support Preservation Louisville!

Kroger's Community Rewards program makes it easy to support Preservation Louisville. Just a few clicks and you are helping preserve your city's heritage!

How to Register for the Community Rewards Program:

1. Register online at krogercommunityrewards.com 

2. Have your Kroger Plus card ready (if you do not have one, you may obtain one at the customer service desk at any Kroger)

3. Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering your zip code, clicking on your favorite store, entering an email address and a password. 

4. Check your email for a confirmation and follow the link in the email.

5. Click on 'My Account' then 'Edit Kroger Community Rewards' and input your Kroger Plus card number. 

6. Enter our NPO Number (30051) and/or 'Preservation Louisville' as the organization name. Select our organization.

7. To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see our organizations name on the right side of the information screen.

8. Whenever you use your Kroger Plus card, a donation will be made to Preservation Louisville.

Preservation Louisville is pleased to partner with

Art Eatables: Kentucky’s Premiere Bourbon Chocolatier

on a new fundraiser that highlights Preservation + Art! 

The Louisville Landmarks Series

Historic Architecture & Artisan Chocolates

Collect All 5!

The Louisville Landmarks Series consists of 5 distinct chocolate

collections, each dedicated to a specific historic building with a

specially commissioned rendering of the home by a local artist!

Brennan House

The Brennan House, Conrad-Caldwell House & Museum,

Farmington, Whitehall House & Gardens and the Thomas Edison

House Museum are all featured in this limited edition release.

Each Limited Edition Box is $12 and a portion of the proceeds

support Preservation Louisville and the 5 Historic Homes!


Due to the fragile nature and the cost of shipping this product

we recommend in-store pickup at Art Eatables on Theater Square

631 South Fourth Street Louisville, KY.

Details on East-end pickup loacation coming soon!

For out of town orders please e-mail

to discuss shipping otions.

After a completed purchase a voucher will be e-mailed with

information for Art Eatables pickup locations.

Louisville Landmarks Series

Click Here to See

Preservation Louisville's 2014

Top 10 Endangered Historic Places &

Top 10 Preservation Successes!

wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather  



If you want to volunteer or have a group that needs service hours please contact us!

info@preservationlouisville.org or 502-540-5146.

Preservation SOS

Check out our latest SAVE OUR SHOTGUNS projects

627 E. Oak St. in the Shelby Park neighborhood &

912 Geiger St. in the Butchertown Preservation District!

CLICK HERE to learn more about Preservation SOS - Save our Shotguns!

become a member

Click here to become a Member!

PL Members enjoy discounts on our workshops & events,

they also recieve the following benefits from local historic

sites and hardware stores! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.

Need some local swag?

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Check out our Preservation T-Shirts!


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Preservation Districts T-Shirt in Black
Sizes Small-2XL $25

Includes Shipping


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Preservation Districts T-Shirt in White
Sizes Med-XL $25

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Buy a Preservation S.O.S. T-Shirt below &
Help Save Our Shotguns!

T-Shirts are $25 and 100% of the proceeds go to the Preservation S.O.S program!
Sizes S-XXL $25

Includes Shipping


Preservation Districts T-Shirts

Preservation Districts Art Print

Preservation Districts Art Print $10

8x8 art print on acid free paper, Ready for framing!

Includes Shipping

Preservation Districts T-Shirts

Local Landmarks Art Print

Local Landmarks Art Print $10

8x8 art print on acid free paper, Ready for framing!

Includes Shipping

Pizza & Preservation

What is Pizza and Preservation?

Pizza and Preservation is a neighborhood outreach program that works in collaboration with neighborhood organizations to inform the public on issues related to historic preservation and the work of Preservation Louisville. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.

As a Metro Louisville citywide non-profit historic preservation organization,
Preservation Louisville works in partnership with local, state and national organizations to promote the preservation of our community’s historic resources through education and advocacy. Preservation Louisville also provides education, technical information and resources.
The group is based at The Brennan House Historic Home

For more information click here or
e-mail info@preservationlouisville.org or
call (502) 540-5146

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Make a Donation

Peservation Louisville is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that relies on tax-deductible donations to fulfill its mission.

Become a member of Preservation Louisville today!

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Preservation Louisville

Donations can also be remitted to: Preservation Louisville - 631 South Fifth Street - Louisville, KY 40202

Click Here to See 2013 Preservation Louisville's Top 10 Endangered Historic Places & Top 10 Preservation Successes!